Court lets police search phones without warrants

The state’s highest court ruled police do not need a search warrant to look at cellphone call lists following a person’s arrest.

// Complaint that judge shows bias dismissed

A commission voted to dismiss the complaint against Judge Raymond G. Dougan after a thorough investigation.

Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren following a meeting with the Massachusetts delegation in Rep. Edward Markey's office on Capitol Hill in November.

After her record haul, Warren slips into red

Elizabeth Warren — considered a preeminent scholar of American debt — asked for donations to help pay what a campaign official said was $400,000 in red ink.

Tech Lab

// Low-priced Google laptop is a great idea

The newest Chromebook’s performance is impressive, and the $249 price makes it one of the best bargains in the digital world.

Charity groups lobby against changes to deductions

Nonprofits in Boston and across the country are pressing lawmakers to preserve tax breaks for charitable giving.

Report details Mass. fallout if no deal is made

No deal in fiscal cliff negotiations could cost 562,000 families in Massachusetts an average of $1,000 a year.

A video capturing James Groccia’s exultation in opening a long desired, but rare, Lego set is a hit on YouTube.

Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Boylston boy’s joy delights web viewers

Any day with a set of Legos is a good day for 11-year-old James Groccia of Boylston, the star of a YouTube home video with more than 1 million views.

Pantry manager JoAnn Keegan got emotional when she saw the last two presents on the once-full shelves at St. Ann’s Church in Shrewsbury.

Many make up for theft of gifts in Shrewsbury

A church storage shed containing hundreds of Christmas gifts, collected over the course of the year, was ransacked, the thief clearing shelves of all but a plush toy and a basketball.

// Pianist, composer Dave Brubeck, 91; helped elevate jazz in ’50s

Brubeck’s cerebral approach to music helped him create the first jazz record to sell a million copies and first jazz single to reach 500,000 sales.

Yvonne Abraham

Child-safe lockups

Even though 37 other states, the US Supreme Court, and common sense agree that 17-year-olds are still kids, our state’s justice system treats them as adults.

On Monday night, the Texans will be gunning for the man behind this curtain: Tom Brady.

Texans have a one-man swat team

Taking a page from a basketball team preparing for an extra-tall center, the Patriots will utilize their arsenal to ready for J.J. Watt and his linemates.

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